Posts Tagged ‘Compartment Lockers’

Laptop Lockers

September 15th, 2009

Laptop lockers provide a useful method of storing and/or charging laptop lockers that are required in quantity. In particular, the laptop locker range allow schools to secure quantities of laptops safely. The basic range of laptop lockers provides for a secure location with the extended range providing for the charging of laptops whilst being stored securely. Laptop lockers can accommodate up to fifteen laptops each stored in their own individual compartment which is locked with either a key lock or a padlock fitment lock. Colour options tend to be from the standard range. Laptop lockers can accommodate laptops up to 19” in screen size.

In Brief: Laptop Lockers – Schools – Storage or Charging capability

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Laptop Lockers

Laptop Lockers

Postbox Lockers

September 14th, 2009

The range of postbox lockers is designed to satisfy certain criteria. For example, postbox lockers are normally based on either the six or eight compartment lockers. Why?, because these lockers have compartment sizes which lend themselves more towards the size of pigeon holes required for general post. For example, lockers which measure approx 300mm wide x 300mm deep will accommodate A4 post whereas larger sized documents will require a locker measuring 300mm wide approx x 450mm deep approx. Each door within a postbox locker is reduced in height to provide the ‘postal’ slot. Doors can be fitted with a range of locking mechanisms including key locks and padlock fitment locks. Each postbox locker is designed to accommodate letters and small packages up to 25mm (1”) thick. Postbox lockers are suitable for post rooms and office environments where staff collect their incoming post from a central point.

In Brief: Postbox Lockers – Post rooms / Offices – Letters and Small packets only

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Postbox Lockers

Postbox Lockers

Low Lockers

September 11th, 2009

Low Lockers are designed to provide similar attributes as the standard compartment lockers, except the overall size. This height difference allows the low lockers to be used in situations where the standard compartment lockers are not. For example, primary and junior school children are smaller in height and therefore could not reach the top of a standard locker. At 1220mm high, the low lockers lend themselves to individual applications. Another application may be that the proposed locker room in question is using a combination of two and/or four compartment lockers. The low lockers are available with either one or two compartments and would compliment the two and four compartment standard size lockers. The low lockers may also be utilise beneath a window or as a counter. In this case, a laminate or vinyl worktop can be affixed to the top of the lockers to protect users against the metal surface top of the lockers.

Single compartment low lockers are fitted with a double coat hook at the top of the locker for the storage of hanging garments. Two compartment low lockers are not supplied with any internal fittings. Low lockers are available in a restricted range of sizes, are available with a range of locking mechanisms and can be supplied finished from the standard colour range.

In Brief: Low Lockers – Primary / Junior Schools – Counter Tops

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Low Lockers

Low Lockers

Special Compartment Lockers

September 4th, 2009

Apart form the range of compartment lockers mentioned, there are a few other options available when it comes to having a large number of compartments in a small space. Eight compartment lockers are becoming more popular as the compartment size required is less. Ten and Sixteen compartment lockers are also available, their exact use seems to be for headsets and keyboards in offices where hot desking requires such items to belong to specific users. Again, each of these compartment lockers is available from a range of sizes, usually one or two options, and is also available with a range of locking options, usually confined to a standard key lock or hasp and staple lock as the doors tend to be too small for coin operated locks. Compartment Lockers serve a basic purpose for the storage of any and all items from clothes to keys. And as such, the compartment locker has evolved to serve many different applications and requirements. The compartment lockers have now given birth to Personal Effects Lockers, Low Lockers, Garment Lockers, Small Lockers, Postbox Lockers, Laptop Lockers and Utility Lockers.

In Brief: Special Compartment – Eight, Ten, Sixteen Compartments – Hot Desking
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Eight Compartment Lockers

Eight Compartment Lockers

Sixteen Compartment Lockers

Sixteen Compartment Lockers

Five and Six Compartment Lockers

September 3rd, 2009

Both the Five and Six Compartment Lockers are used where large quantities of small compartments are required to meet compartment quantity requirements when available space is a big issue. Both the five and six compartment lockers are available in a range of compartment widths and depths allowing for small to medium sized bags and personal belongings to be stored comfortably. Each style of locker is available with a range of locking options, but are widely used with coin return locks for use in public areas within hospitals, schools and leisure facilities to store valuables. Five and Six compartment lockers are available in mild steel, galvanised steel, stainless steel, wooden, laminate and can be supplied with clear door or perforated doors depending on preference.

In Brief: Five and Six Compartment – Coin Operated – Valuables – Schools & Hospitals

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Five Compartment Lockers

Five Compartment Lockers

Six Compartment Lockers

Six Compartment Lockers

Four Compartment Lockers

September 2nd, 2009

The four compartment locker is useful for a wide range of applications. Firstly, due to the fact that most retail outlets have a small staff area (a large sales floor is everything) and the fact that retailers generally have a large staff base, the four compartment locker is the favourite as it has a large enough compartment to accommodate most bags, jackets and personal effects, but still be small enough to achieve the required compartment capacity for the space available. Four compartment lockers are available with a wide range of widths and depths in addition to the standard locking options and colours. Four compartment lockers are available in most finishes including steel, wire mesh, wooden, laminate. The retail industry seems to choose a four compartment locker with either a vision panel or a clear door. This allows security to be able to view the contents of each compartment without opening the door. Useful if the retailer deals in electrical goods.

In Brief: Four Compartment – Retailers – Clear Doors

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Four Compartment Lockers

Four Compartment Lockers

Three Compartment Lockers

September 1st, 2009

The three compartment lockers is the largest size compartment locker to be supplied with any internal fittings. This makes the three compartment locker ideal for applications where bags are being stored or the user is happy to store clothes without the need for any hanging facility. Education finds the three compartment locker useful and can be supplied with a shelf fitted to provide useful storage for books. The three compartment lockers are normally found in schools, leisure centres and other sports / activity centres. Three compartment lockers are available in a range of alternative width and depth combinations, and can be supplied with a range of finishes including mild steel, galvanised steel, stainless steel, wood, wire mesh or laminate. A strengthened door is the normal as is a range of locking options.

In Brief: Three Compartment – No Hanging – Leisure Facilities

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Three Compartment Lockers

Three Compartment Lockers

Two Compartment Lockers

August 12th, 2009

As detailed in the previous post, the two compartment lockers offer the ability to store hung garments such as a pair of trousers or a jacket. In most cases, each compartment of a two compartment locker has a double coat hook mounted centrally. As per the single compartment locker, there is an option to have a hanging rail for the use of hangers in each compartment. Although the hanging rail option may be available, it is not usually a wise option as a hanging rail will use up valuable room inside the locker. As the two compartment locker does not have a shelf for the storage of personal effects, these items must be stored at the bottom of the compartment.

The two compartment locker can be supplied with either key locks or padlock style locks as standard and can also be supplied with coin operated locks, combination locks or electronic locks. Due to the size of the doors on a two compartment locker, 3 point locking mechanisms may be fitted to increase the strength of the doors. Two compartment lockers can be supplied in steel, wire mesh, laminate or wood and can be tailored to suit a wide variety of applications. The two compartment locker is ideal for when space is at a premium but also when hanging garments are required to be stored.

In Brief: Two Compartment – Hanging Garments – Short on Space

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Two Compartment Lockers

Two Compartment Lockers

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Single Compartment Lockers

August 11th, 2009

The single compartment locker provides the most storage space for one person. The single compartment locker is generally split into two separate compartments. The top compartment is usually about 300mm high and is ideal for the storage of personal effects, toiletries and other small items. The remaining space is for the storage of hanging garments. There is, in most cases, a double coat hook fitted to the top of the compartment, although other variations include single coat hooks mounted to the sides of the compartment or even a full width coat rail for the use of hangers. The full length door can be fitted with a variety of locking mechanisms. When using either a key lock or a hasp and staple lock, a 3-point locking mechanism may be fitted to give the door additional security and strength. The 3 point locking mechanism locks into the frame where the lock is located but also locks into the top and bottom frames via connecting rods. Single Compartment Lockers are available as a steel construction, with perforated doors, with clear doors, with wooden or laminate doors and can also be produced in wire mesh. The options are vast for the single compartment locker.

The Single compartment locker is ideal for when there is a need to accommodate full length garments such as lab coats or long jackets or overalls etc. If you are only storing half length garments such as coats or trousers or split overalls, the single compartment locker is a good choice, but does not offer the best use of space.

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Single Compartment Lockers

Single Compartment Lockers

Compartment Lockers

August 10th, 2009

Compartment Lockers are the most widely used lockers and the most basic in terms of design and build. A compartment locker is simple. It is divided vertically into equally sized spaces. Each space has its own door and is uniquely accessible by a locking mechanism. Locking mechanisms are usually supplied as standard as a key lock, supplied with two keys, or a hasp and staple lock for the fitting of a padlock. Locking mechanism options will be discussed in more detail later in the Locker Selector Blog. A compartment locker can have between one and fifteen individually accessed spaces. The number of spaces in the height is referred to as compartments, but can also be called tiers or doors. So the number of total compartments is the number of lockers times by the number of compartments per locker.

Compartment Lockers are generally available with one, two, three, four, five, six, eight, ten and sixteen compartments although other compartment quantities are also possible.

Compartment Lockers

Compartment Lockers